2 against state, 1 against auburn, 1 against arkansas. all those teams have losing records in conference. so half of ours are against average teams
Arkansas has a winning record in conference (11-10)*. And even not counting that one, LSU has four 1 run wins against "good" SEC teams. South Carolina has zero. The only three 1-run wins South Carolina has in SEC play this year came against Bama (6-15), Tennessee (7-14), and Mississippi State (10-11). We have five 1-run wins against teams better than any of those.
But since this is about whether South Carolina is playing "great" ball or not, I will point out that in this run of theirs against the bottom of the barrel of the SEC, they've also dropped games to unranked College of Charleston, Division II Francis Marion, and Tennessee.
Without a single win over a ranked team during this "streak", and losses like that, I really can't buy the idea that they are playing "great" ball. Solid, to be sure, and perhaps most importantly of all consistent in conference play. But I just don't see "great".
*ETA: Sorry, I didn't notice the date on your post. I'm assuming Arkansas did have a losing record in conference when you posted that. Mea culpa.
This post was edited on 5/1 at 8:54 am